Friday, December 20, 2013

Weekly Target Practice on Saturday

Sunday, December 20, 1863

The Thirteenth New Hampshire spent another week engaged in company and battalion drills. Saturday has now become the regular day for regimental target practice with infantry, artillery, and cavalry. Today the Thirteenth took part in the usual regimen of inspection, drill, and religious services, as well as opening a new regimental hospital.1

1S. Millett Thompson, Thirteenth Regiment of New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 : A Diary Covering Three Years and a Day (Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888), 222-23.

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